Category Archives: This Is Not Normal

Trump Watch May 26 2017

Day 127:

Quick Roundup of the news:

Ted Cruz Failed to Show 2012 Loans From Goldman Sachs, FEC Says

Greg Gianforte wins Montana House seat one day after body-slamming reporter

Preet Bharara on Gianforte: ‘If he were an immigrant, he’d face deportation’

Montana NBC Affiliate Refused to Cover Gianforte ‘Body Slam’

Alleged Reporter Assailant Greg Gianforte Is Going to Congress. Good Job, Montana.

The Era Of Tribal Politics: Excusing The Assault Of A Reporter Because “Liberal Media”

Is It Wrong to Body Slam a Journalist? These Days, Opinions Vary

Fox News Had The Best Reporting On Journalist Attack, But Its Top Hosts Ignored It

(just a note here, I think they are missing the point, a place like Montana shouldn’t really have close call races, but the Dem in this race almost won, showing that the Republicans are in for a really rough ride next year)

Trump ‘complained to Belgian PM of difficulty setting up golf resorts in EU’

Carrier Sends Jobs to Mexico, Workers Say Trump ‘Misled’ Them

The Latest: Trump to review US sanctions on Russia

Jared Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation

Federal appeals court upholds block on Trump’s travel ban

The Fourth Circuit Court told Trump that the real threat to US national security is the president’s attack on liberty

Luxembourg’s openly gay ‘first husband’ joined world leaders’ spouses for a photo and it was perfect

If Net Neutrality Dies, Comcast Can Just Block A Protest Site Instead Of Sending A Bogus Cease-And-Desist

Experts: Trump’s speaking style “raises questions about his brain health”

Trump reportedly told EU officials Germany is ‘very evil’

Trump Shoves NATO Leader, Makes Stupid Speech and Embarrasses America

 

 

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Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

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Trump Watch May 25 2017

Day 126:

Our National Embarrassment: 

Trump has decided that he is going to go before the world and basically make us the laughing stock of the entire planet (not that we already didn’t have our rightly angry detractors).  America has a very problematic relationship with the rest of the world, managing to hurt even the people we are friendly, and now this orange baffoon is doing harm left and right.

If he isn’t selling (even more) weapons to dictators, he is telling where our nuclear subs are, or shoving other world leaders around.  Throw in a little praise for murder, and some general idiocy and the rest of the world is probably shitting in their pants that the biggest military on earth is being headed up by an utter moron.

Is being totally unable to do the job grounds for impeachment?  I think it is.

Further Reading:

Trump blurts out classified info again, worrying Pentagon officials

Trump appears to shove another leader so he could be in front of NATO group

Trump and Pence hit new low in Fox poll

Trump’s team issues a stunningly dishonest study of Obamacare rate increases

Jeff Sessions says he was advised not to mention Russia meetings

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Failed to Disclose Their Multimillion-Dollar Art Collection

The CBO confirms: The GOP health-care plan is still incredibly cruel

AARP warns Republicans it has ‘strong opposition’ to Obamacare replacement bill

After New Sessions Russia Report, Conyers Calls for Committee Investigation into Sessions Misstatements

Colorado set to use marijuana money to implement opioid treatment program in worst-hit counties.

The GOP Health Bill Would Make Zika the Newest Preexisting Condition

Betsy De Vos – discrimination is okay, no lines in the sand drawn even for intellectual disabilities, etc.

GOP Busted Using Cable Lobbyist Net Neutrality Talking Points

Greg Gianforte: Fox News team witnesses GOP House candidate ‘body slam’ reporter

Manafort advised Trump team on Russia scandal

Make no mistake: Donald Trump has fueled violence against journalists

Gazette opinion: We’re pulling our endorsement of Gianforte

GOP Busted Using Cable Lobbyist Net Neutrality Talking Points: email from GOP leadership… included a “toolkit” (pdf) of misleading or outright false talking points that, among other things, attempted to portray net neutrality as “anti-consumer.”

 

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Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

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Trump Watch May 24 2017

Day 125:

A little positive news:

The puts the fact to the lie that the south was anything but a slave holding bunch of racist traitors.  There is no such thing as “southern heritage.”  I thought this was a beautiful and brave speech.

Further Reading:

New Orleans mayor: we can’t ignore the death, enslavement, and terror the Confederacy stood for

In upset, Democrat Pellegrino wins 9th District Assembly seat

New Hampshire Democrat flips first state seat since 2016

Single Payer Success in NY as Medicare-for-All Bill Passes State Assembly

Pope Gives Trump Book on Protecting Environment at Vatican Talks

Former CIA Director Brennan: “With every last ounce of devotion to this country, resist”

The FCC’s proposal to kill net neutrality is now out — here’s how to comment

Other Stories:

Jared Kushner didn’t disclose business ties to George Soros, Peter Thiel, and Goldman Sachs, or that he owes $1 billion in loans

Trump Called Rodrigo Duterte To Congratulate Him On His Murderous Drug War: “You Are Doing An Amazing Job”

Manafort turns over hundreds of pages of documents to Senate intel

Infowars granted White House press credentials, promptly smears victims of Manchester bombing

Brennan’s explosive testimony just made it harder for the GOP to protect Trump

Trump’s ‘balanced’ budget relies on $2,062,000,000,000 in mystery money

FCC Will Not Take Action on Stephen Colbert’s Trump Remark

Trump-Russia story is a threat to Fox News’ ratings dominance

Editorial: Trump budget replicates disastrous Kansas approach. This won’t end well.

Senate intelligence committee to subpoena two of former national security adviser Mike Flynn’s businesses

Comcast Is Trying to Censor a Site That Claims Comcast Is Committing Fraud

Lindsey Graham: Trump’s State Department budget could cause ‘a lot of Benghazis’

Bernie Sanders Says Trump Budget Exposes President As Fake Populist

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Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

Thank you!

Trump Watch May 23 2017

Day 124:

The people in power are afraid of us

Deep inside their minds they have two thoughts about the American people, fear, and contempt.  These two ideas swirl around in their mind causing them to at once feel no compunction screwing us over, and at the same time running scared from us when we challenge them.

FIGHT BACK!  Don’t let them screw you over, stand up to them, vote, get your friends to go to a town hall, get your friends to vote.  There is a political awakening happening in this country right now, and its time we all rise up and use our vote to secure a future for ourselves.

Demand: 

A living wage, pay equity for women, 100% renewable energy, strong environmental regulations, paid family leave and subsidized child care, free public college, medicare for all, an end to the many wars, and a re-regulation and breaking up of the big banks.  Demand it be paid for by reducing military budgets and taxing the rich.

Further reading:

Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence

American Legion calls on Trump to take cannabis off Schedule I to help vets

Trump Proposes Selling Off Half the U.S. Strategic Oil Reserve

Mueller briefed on secret Comey memos, source says

Pentagon report found Flynn lied about Russia contacts in seeking security clearance

Burr: Flynn could be held in contempt

“President Cuck”: Trump supporters are freaking out over the president’s tone change on Islam

Iran President Hassan Rouhani: Donald Trump ‘intellectually unstable’

Shouts of ‘Dump Trump’ in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

Manafort, Stone turn over Russia documents to Senate Intel Committee

Trump reportedly asked top US intelligence officials to publicly deny collusion between his campaign and Russia

Trump is practically begging to be accused of obstruction of justice right now

Education Secretary DeVos To Give All Student Loan Accounts To One Company; Strip Away More Protections

The White House is trying to dupe the New York Times with phony leaks

Supreme Court finds the GOP packed black voters into two North Carolina districts to help win more House seats

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Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

Thank you!

Trump Watch May 22 2017

Day 123:

 

Donald Trump Is The Circus, A Distraction

Trump is a clown, and a distraction.  He is the symptom of a problem that has been brewing for 30-40 years.  The rich have rigged the system so they can continue to get richer every year, while the rest of us get screwed a little harder every year.  The fact that we had two such horrible choices for president this year, last time, the time before, and the time before that is because the powerful interests don’t want things to change.  I can only hope we have reached the limits to which people will put up with this shit, and that they start getting out there and voting for people who actually care about them and who will fight for change.

Further Reading:

Donald Trump budget: $800 billion in Medicaid cuts

New Trump web page asks Americans if they want to ax National Park Service, other key land agencies

Trump ‘exhausted’ three days into first trip abroad as president: Reports

Cummings on Russia probe: ‘May be quite a few people’ in White House with problems

Donald Trump drops out of Saudi Arabia event due to ‘exhaustion’

Official: Trump’s ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ wording changed because he’s ‘exhausted’

Landslide Win for Iran’s Reformists Doesn’t Fit Trump’s Script, So He Ignores It

Watergate lawyer: Obstruction of justice evidence ‘overwhelming’

Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump’s budget proposal

By 2020, every Chinese coal plant will be more efficient than every US coal plant

White House Rejects Inquiry by Ethics Office Into Ex-Lobbyists on Payroll

Trump wanted to veto bill to keep government open

Trump to propose big cuts to safety-net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits

Ivanka Trump praises Saudi Arabia on women’s rights after country donates $100 million to her cause

 

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Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump.  You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

Call the “White House”:

Use this  website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

Monitor your congressperson:

Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Elections!

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

Thank you!